✨In my element✨
You’re probably wondering “what the heck is she doing...?” I know I would be! Matter of fact, I look like I am performing magic in a Harry Potter movie 😂
That’s not the case though (that would be pretty cool), I am actually playing an outdoor game surrounded by my 4th grade students ❤️ We took a field trip to learn about tribes such as the Potawatomi! This is one of the many games they played created from wood and animal skin. —————————————————
I am currently a student teacher in a 4th grade classroom and getting prepared to graduate this May 😨 When I am in the classroom I am in my element. My students make my day and I look forward to seeing everyone of their faces. They put a smile on my face and inspire me to be the best teacher I can! —————————————————
In parent teacher conferences today I introduced myself to a parent. The reply I got was “oh, I hear about you everyday! My child tells me all about you teaching math and loves it” let me tell you.. THIS MADE MY ENTIRE DAY!! Teaching is my passion. I live for those small moments when I get feedback like that. They make me LOVE what I do. They make me WANT to come to school everyday.
When are you in your element? Comment below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Remnants from our snowball fight today...
Thanks @livin_in_4th for the fun way to ditch the worksheets, but get in the practice! Students worked in pairs to solve the problem on the snowball they selected. When “snowball fight” was announced, everyone crumpled and threw their papers around. Then they selected a new problem to solve. Partners took turns solving and watching/giving feedback. Then we finished up with individual exit slips. Lots of fun!
🥧🥧🥧 I know I’m super late on this one, but if you’re a 4th or 5th grade teacher, these free pumpkin pie puzzles make a fun self-checking center for helping students practice understanding between decimals and fractions/mixed numbers. Comment below if you’d like a clickable link via direct message. You can add it to your wishlist on your phone and then download it once you get it to your desktop. 🥧🥧🥧
IT’S OKAY TO STRUGGLE 👌🏼
None of us have perfect days every single day. That’s the reality of teaching... there are good days and not so good days 🤷🏻♀️
Even teachers with decades of experience will agree... you never fully have it all figured out and there will still be times when you struggle. THAT’S OKAY! ❤️
Last week was definitely one of those weeks where I was riding the struggle bus 🚌 I was tired. My lessons were blah. I felt uninspired. Sound familiar?
Just remember that you aren’t alone. We all experience the same feelings, just at different times. Be gracious with yourself and remember you are still a rockstar teacher 🍎
You can watch the full vlog with the link in my profile or the bit.ly link below:
1st ever science fair project is complete!! Learned a lot (like how much we don’t like doing science fair projects) but it all cake together nicely! Hopefully she scores well!!!! #sciencefairproject#4thgrade
One of the craziest parts of teaching is that you never know what you’re gonna get each day. Sometimes you rock math lessons, sometimes kids have meltdowns, sometimes we all just need a little candy and extra TLC. And sometimes your student shows up wearing a llama head to complete her “happy llama sad llama” song for her handshake. PSA: the song will be stuck in your head forever and I pray it doesn’t make it to your classrooms like it did mine 🤗💕🤗 #iteachfourth#4thgrade#flexibleseating#teacherlife#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers
In case you ever wondered why your teacher looks like a hoarder and seems to like clutter all over her walls...there’s a reason for that! Keeping the classroom alive and colorful with charts and visuals captures the most important content and strategies by making our thinking visual. #anchorcharts#4thgrade
“Gobbling up factors”
🦃students were each given a composite number and asked to come up with all the factors for it.
🦃the factors were placed on the feathers (factor pairs across from each other)
🦃students then picked one factor pair and created a multiplication problem with them in it
🎨when finished- students painted a picture to go with it
Anyone else love a good quality peer editing session? I love seeing them share their pieces, give advice, and learn from others all in one sitting. Constructive criticism can be so tricky, and yet kids can do great things with it! We just have to teach them how. 📝💕 #writersworkshop#iteachwriting#studentsatwork#peerediting
Now that I’ve gotten all the kids school pictures back, I get to post them! .
Their taking pictures for school game is strong 😂 They all turned out so great. .
Just love these kiddos as much as they drive me nuts I would t trade it for the world!
Hellooooo thanksgiving break! Last week we worked on our descriptive language by implementing that skill in our “Turkey in Disguise” writing project. At the end of the week each student read aloud their descriptive narrative and the class had to guess which turkey belonged to each student. It was a fun end to a looooong week of 2 unit tests, a field trip, AND progress reports being sent home. 😅 and now it’s time for a whole week of family time and not having to change out of my pajamas if I don’t want to. #teachersofinstagram#teacher#thanksgiving#thanksgivingbreak#4th#4thgrade#iteachtoo#iteachwriting#iteachfourth#iteach
✨TEACHER TIP✨With all the holiday cooking going on this week, I thought I would repost this oldie! Save those nutrition labels! This makes a great “free” math station for your students!! Kids can calculate calories, sodium, carbs, etc.. Plus, they like it because it’s not a worksheet!! #mathstation#sneakymath